If you like to eat pork carnitas, then you’ll probably love these Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas from Jeanette’s Healthy Living! The bonus is that this recipe is Paleo and Whole 30 approved, so you know the recipe doesn’t have any processed ingredients; enjoy!
If you’re looking for a kid friendly and budget friendly meal that’s also a healthy option, then these Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas from Jeanette’s Healthy Living will be the perfect dinner idea. Whether you go for a quick meal and use the Instant Pot, or click the slow cooker link and let them cook for a few hours, you won’t be disappointed with this tasty chicken dish.
If you like carnitas a bit crispy, Jeanette tosses the chicken with a bit of olive oil in a frying pan after the chicken has been shredded. I love that this recipe for Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas lightens up the carnitas by using chicken instead of pork. Jeanette uses chicken thighs as they are more moist than chicken breast, but you can use either for this recipe. Use the chicken carnitas meat in tacos, or you may choose to make it a delicious taco bowl. I think Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas sound like a crowd pleaser; I want to try this recipe soon!
Ingredients for this CrockPot Instant Pot Recipe:
- skinless, boneless chicken thighs
- dried oregano
- dried thyme
- ground cumin
- sea salt
- black pepper
- bay leaf
- onion sliced
- garlic cloves
- olive oil
Get the complete recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas, or if you prefer the slow cooker, get the complete recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas from Jeanette’s Healthy Living.
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